Brazil’s Solarian Energy switches on 1-MW solar farm
Solarian PV Park. Image by Solarian Energy (solarian.com.br)
Brazilian power company Solarian Energy has put a 1-MW solar photovoltaic (PV) park into operation in the Rio Grande do Sul state in the south of the country.
The solar plant, known as Uruguaiana I, is expected to be capable of generating 1,609 MWh per year. The green electricity will be used to power 48 pharmacies of an unnamed chain in the region, the power company said in a press statement.
The realisation of the project required an investment of BRL 3.7 million (USD 720,420/EUR 725,717).
With the new solar plant in operation, Solarian Energy's generation capacity has increased by 10.6%.
Solarian Energy's chief executive Edgard Franco noted that the work on a second phase, with a capacity of more than 700 kW, is scheduled to commence next month and be completed at the beginning of 2023.